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Sentinel-5P is a precursor satellite mission that aims to bridge the between the retirement of the Envisat satellite and NASA's Aura mission, and the launch of Sentinel-5. Its instrument is an ultraviolet, visible, near and short-wavelength infrared spectrometer which is used to monitor ozone, methane, formaldehyde,... read more

Launch date:
13/10/2017

The Sentinels are a fleet of satellites designed specifically to deliver the wealth of data and imagery that are central to the European Commission’s Copernicus programme.
Sentinel-2 carries an innovative wide swath high-resolution multispectral imager with 13 spectral bands for a new perspective of our land and vegetation. The combination of high resolution, novel spectral... read more

Launch date:
07/03/2017

The Sentinels are a fleet of satellites designed specifically to deliver the wealth of data and imagery that are central to the European Commission’s Copernicus programme.
Sentinel-2 carries an innovative wide swath high-... read more

Launch date:
23/06/2015

The FY-3 series of CMA/NSMC (China Meteorological Administration/National Satellite Meteorological Center) represents the second generation of Chinese polar-orbiting meteorological satellites (follow-on of FY-1 series). The FY-3 series represents a cooperative program between CMA and CNSA (China National Space Administration); it was initially approved in 1998 and entered full-scale development in 1999. Key aspects of the FY-3 satellite series include collecting atmospheric data for intermediate- and long-term weather forecasting and global... read more

Launch date:
23/09/2013

Landsat 8 launched on February 11, 2013, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on an Atlas-V 401 rocket, with the extended payload fairing
 (EPF) from United Launch Alliance, LLC. The Landsat 8 satellite payload consists of two science instruments—the Operational Land Imager (OLI) and the Thermal Infrared... read more

Launch date:
11/02/2013

Terra explores the connections between Earth's atmosphere, land, snow and ice, ocean, and energy balance to understand Earth's climate and climate change and to map the impact of human activity and natural disasters on communities and ecosystems. It was launched on 18 December 1999 and has far exceeded its design life, having a strong chance of operating successfullty into the early 2020s.
Terra is in a circular sun-synchronous... read more

Launch date:
18/12/1999

The satellites SPOT 4 (Satellite Probatoire de l'Observation de la Terre) was a second generation of SPOT earth observation satellite operated by Spot Image.

SPOT 4 used the improved bus design, which differed from the earlier SPOT series by having an increased lifetime of five years instead of three, a new extended platform design and service module, which can accommodate twice the... read more

Launch date:
24/03/1998

Data Source

Copernicus Sentinel 5-P Mapping Portal. Image: Copernicus
Publishing institution: Copernicus
This online platform uses data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite and shows the averaged nitrogen dioxide concentrations across the globe – using a 14-day moving average. Concentrations of short-lived pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, are indicators of changes in economic slowdowns and are comparable to changes in emissions. Using a 14 day average eliminates some effects which are caused by short term weather changes and cloud cover. The average gives an overview over the whole time period and therefore reflects trends better than shorter time periods.

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Monitoring Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions with Copernicus logo. Image: Copernicus

The “Monitoring anthropogenic CO2 emissions with Copernicus” workshop will discuss policy aspects in the context of the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement. It will present the state of play of the CO2 initiative, address challenges related to the need of in situ measurements, and review progress and opportunities related to the international context and partnerships.

Through the CO2 Monitoring and Verification Support (MVS), the Copernicus programme can help fight climate change drivers, as well as assist policy makers and... read more

EO4GEO logo. Image: EO4GEO

EO4GEO aims to bridge the skills gap between the supply and demand of education and training in the space/geospatial sectors, fostering the uptake and integration of space/geospatial data and services in a broad range of application domains. 

The event includes sessions on:

  • Introduction to Copernicus and Services (with COVID-19 examples)
  • The role of Earth Observation in emergency... read more

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